Five Random Facts for Sunday
Here are some random facts for you . . .
The "Alien" prequel "Prometheus" had a budget of $130 million . . . which would've been enough to fund actually searching for real aliens for 52 years.
The number one song on the Billboard charts at the end of the last decade was "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. The final number one two decades ago, in December of 1999, was "Smooth" by Santana and Rob Thomas.
In 1989, it was "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins. And in 1979, it was "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes.
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" was written by a dude. A guy named Robert Hazard wrote it and recorded it in 1979 . . . but it didn't become a hit until Cyndi Lauper covered it four years later.
Charles Barkley missed the first game of the 1994 NBA season, because he accidentally rubbed lotion in his eyes during an Eric Clapton concert.
The song "Dixie" was the Confederate anthem during the Civil War, even though it was written by a composer from Ohio.